Finding a good acting agent is the most crucial part of your acting career. Your entire career trajectory depends on the type of acting agent you hire. They are going to be responsible for what kind of roles you are going to get and all the opportunities that might come your way. They are also responsible for representing you to casting agencies and directors so we can say that they are also your first impression on these individuals and organizations.
However, as important as it is, it is not the easiest thing in the world. Good acting agents are not easily available and the ones that are, are too expensive. And most of the aspiring actors, those who are in the initial stages of their acting career, cannot afford them. Above all, the whole process of finding a good agent and hiring them can take months. However, just it has done to everything else, the internet and social media have made a lot of things convenient and less time consuming for us. And the same goes for the mentioned task. Nowadays, a lot of acting agents have their social media pages and clients reach them through those profiles and pages. Some of these even work as freelance acting agents. This means that you do not need to contact any agency or company to get to them. You can directly contact them on their social media profiles or the contact information provided on those profiles.
The best part about finding an acting agent through social media is that you are sharing your profile with them. This way they can go through your profiles as well and that can help them make their decision about whether to work for you or not. On the other hand, finding one through traditional methods, the one where you first have to find acting agencies and then look for the kind of acting agents they offer, and then you send mail or email them a folder containing your resume, headshot, and other contact details limit your introduction to the acting agent. They only get to see your resume and headshot. And if they are not instantly impressed by them, they will not even bother searching you on the internet, let alone agree to schedule a meeting with you. This method limits you in terms of expressing yourself and proving yourself. There is not a lot that you can get through a resume and a couple of headshots. These kinds of limitations do not exist when it comes to social media profiles. These platforms allow us to share our entire life journey and career trajectory so far. The shows that you have acted in, the roles you have played, the people you have work with, your perspective on certain views, ideologies, and events. one can see all that you have shared on social media. They also allow us to share our interests in more depth than a resume or CV would. Based on what we share, one can know a lot about our lives and personalities by going through our social media pages. What’s even better is that all of this is pictures and visual, unlike in a CV or resume where everything is written.